Awards & Winners

Grammy Award for Best Folk Album

Grammy Awards

The Grammy Award for Best Folk Album is an award presented at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards, to recording artists for releasing albums in the folk genre. Honors in several categories are presented at the ceremony annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to "honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to album sales or chart position". According to the 54th Grammy Awards guideline the Best Folk Album category includes authentic folk material in both traditional vocal and instrumental styles, as well as contemporary material by artists who utilize traditional folk elements, sounds and instrumental techniques as the basis for their recordings. Folk music is primarily but not exclusively acoustic, often utilizing contemporary arrangements with production and sensibilities distinctly different from a pop approach. This award combines the previous categories for Best Contemporary Folk Album and Best Traditional Folk Album. The Recording Academy decided to create this new category for 2012 upon stating there were "challenges in distinguishing between... Contemporary and Traditional Folk".

Check all the winners of Grammy Award for Best Folk Album presented under Grammy Awards since 2011 .

Guy Clark

Honored for : My Favorite Picture Of You

Nominations 2013 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Guy Clark My Favorite Picture Of You
The Greencards Sweetheart of the Sun
Sarah Jarosz Build Me Up From Bones
The Milk Carton Kids The Ash & Clay
Chris Strachwitz They All Played For Us: Arhoolie Records 50th Anniversary Celebration

Yo-Yo Ma, Chris Thile, Edgar Meyer, Stuart Duncan, Richard King, Steven Epstein

Honored for : The Goat Rodeo Sessions
(Stuart Duncan, Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile, artists. Richard King, engineer/mixer. Steven Epstein, producer.)

Nominations 2012 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Carolina Chocolate Drops Leaving Eden
Ry Cooder Election Special
Luther Dickinson Hambone's Meditations
Yo-Yo Ma The Goat Rodeo Sessions
Stuart Duncan The Goat Rodeo Sessions
Edgar Meyer The Goat Rodeo Sessions
Chris Thile The Goat Rodeo Sessions
Richard King The Goat Rodeo Sessions
Steven Epstein The Goat Rodeo Sessions
Shawn Camp This One's for Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark
Various Artists; Shawn Camp & Tamara Saviano, producers
Tamara Saviano This One's for Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark
Various Artists; Shawn Camp & Tamara Saviano, producers

The Civil Wars

Honored for : Barton Hollow

Nominations 2011 »

Nominee Nominated Work
The Civil Wars Barton Hollow
Steve Earle I\u2019ll Never Get Out of This World Alive
Fleet Foxes Helplessness Blues
Eddie Vedder Ukulele Songs
Gillian Welch The Harrow & The Harvest